Qatar 2022: What happens if Argentina and France tie in the World Cup Final?

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© Clive Brunskill/Julian Finney/Getty ImagesLionel Messi of Argentina and Kylian Mbappe of France

On Sunday, the Lusail Stadium will host the 2022 Qatar World Cup Final, featuring Argentina and France. Here, check out what would happen if the game ends in a draw.

The 2022 World Cup will conclude on Sunday with the final match at the Lusail Stadium. Reigning champions France, led by Kylian Mbappe, take on Lionel Messi-led Argentina in a battle of superstars.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is making one last bid to add the sport’s biggest accolade to his illustrious CV, while his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate is chasing back-to-back victories. Both superstars have scored five goals in this World Cup and are in the lead in the Golden Boot competition.

Lionel Scaloni’s men beat Croatia 3-0 on Tuesday and Didier Deschamps’ men beat Morocco 2-0 in the other semi-final on Wednesday. Two-time World Cup champions, Les Blues won in 1998 in addition to the previous tournament, while La Albiceleste won in 1978 and 1986.

What would happen if Argentina and France draw in the Qatar 2022 Final?

It’s a one-game format in the World Cup’s Knockout Round, starting from the Round of 16 and ending with the third-place game and the Grand Final. That implies there is no opportunity to attempt to win the series by taking game two at their home stadium. An error of any kind will have disastrous consequences.

If at the end of regular time in the Argentina and France clash in the World Cup Final, the score is tied, the sides would play two 15-minute periods of extra time. If the score still remains a draw, the winner of the gold medal and the $42 million in prize money will be decided on penalties. All games in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, from the last 16 onwards and including the Final, will use this tiebreaker method.

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